WellChild unveils stunning 2021 contemporary art auction collection

By Chris Hill · October 18, 2021

WellChild is proud today to release the catalogue of wonderful art available to buy in the WellChild Art Auction 2021, supported by Christies.

The collection features stunning contemporary art from some of the world’s most renowned artists and is the charity’s flagship fundraiser of the year. It has attracted works from 36 artists including Ronnie Wood, David Yarrow, Anish Kapoor Jake Chapman, David Mach and Richard Long, who have all donated amazing pieces of art.

In total 40 fabulous pieces are on sale to help WellChild raise urgent funds for its work, which has become a lifeline to families during COVID-19. When the pandemic struck, the charity saw a dramatic fall in its forecasted income due to cancelled or postponed events and partnerships. Meanwhile the demand for the charity’s help escalated from vulnerable families across the UK.

Working with some of the finest contemporary artists, Curator Chris Westbrook has assembled a fabulous array of work for The WellChild Art Auction 2021, which is being hosted online, via global platform Artsy, between 15th and 29th October, with a selection of pieces also being included in Christie’s Modern British & Irish Art Day Sale on the 21st October at 13:00PM GMT.

The WellChild Art collection perfectly demonstrates the power of art in bringing people together and inspiring us to do good with the talents and resources that we have. Our shared recent experience has given us a taste of life as we’ve never lived it before. For the children and families supported by WellChild, the experience has been tougher than many of us can ever imagine. So, I thank each of the artists who have contributed to this stunning collection for their incredible generosity, and I hope they will be rewarded in knowing the impact that it will have for so many.”

Curator, Chris Westbrook

WellChild Chief Executive, Colin Dyer said: “We are excited to announce an incredible line-up of artists for our 2021 contemporary art collection, which has been expertly curated by Chris Westbrook. The importance of this year’s auction cannot be underestimated. COVID-19 saw WellChild lose 60% of our forecasted income and yet the demand for help from families caring for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our society sky-rocketed. A huge thanks to all of the artists who have generously donated work for this year’s collection.”

To browse the full catalogue of pieces for the WellChild Art Auction 2021 click here